Cataract Surgery Experts
Cataract surgery is a common procedure that removes a cataract, replacing your eyes’ natural lens with a clear, intraocular lens (IOL).
For decades, the experienced ophthalmologists at Vision Eye Group have performed cataract surgery for Middle Georgia patients, restoring clear vision and improving lives. You can trust our ophthalmologists to guide you through the entire process, putting you at ease about the procedure and ensuring your vision is improved.
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What to Expect During Cataract Surgery
We understand many patients feel anxious before an eye procedure, especially cataract surgery. You can trust our ophthalmologists to walk you through each step and let you know exactly what to expect and what sensations you may experience.
The following is the general process patients experience during cataract surgery:
- Before surgery, our doctors will give you special instructions to prepare for the procedure. This may include special dietary restrictions.
- During the surgery, your eyes will be numbed with special drops. As our ophthalmologist begins the procedures, you’ll see movement and light. Using special tools, we will remove the cataract and replace the lens with an IOL.
- You can usually go home 30 minutes after the procedure is completed. You’ll receive specialized instructions for eye care after the surgery, which may include an eye drop regimen.
Frequently Asked Questions about Cataract Surgery
Is cataract surgery painful?
Patients report little or no discomfort during the surgical procedure. Before the procedure, our ophthalmologists will numb your eye with anesthetic eye drops and give you medication to help you relax. During the procedure, you’ll be awake but will not feel any pain.
I’ve heard of different types of IOL implants. What kind will you use for my eye?
An intraocular lens (IOL) is the artificial lens that replaces your cataract. IOLs have different types of focusing ability, just like prescription eyewear. Some are even designed to help with astigmatism. The ophthalmologists at Vision Eye Group will measure your eye and make a recommendation on the best IOL for you.
How will my eyes feel after surgery?
Your eyes may feel sensitive following surgery with symptoms such as:
- Blurry vision
- Fluid discharge
None of these typical symptoms should be particularly painful and are part of your eye’s natural healing process. If the pain continues for weeks after the procedure, contact our office immediately.
When can I resume regular activity, like driving?
Before you can drive again, we’ll test your vision to ensure you’ll be safe on the road. Typically, patients can drive a few days following cataract surgery and resume normal activities, like reading or exercising.